IPL 2022, CSK vs PBKS: Ravindra Jadeja’s Chennai failed to get off the mark as they suffered a 54-run defeat to Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab Kings. This is the first time in IPL history that CSK can not win their first three matches in a row. Follow Highlights of the Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings Match Today at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
CSK vs PBKS, Match Review:
Punjab Kings defeat Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs in a lop-sided encounter at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday. Seeking their first win of the season, Chennai Super Kings got off to a disastrous start by losing four wickets within the powerplay against Punjab Kings.
Rayudu also departed after scoring 13, leaving Chennai tottering at 38 for five after eight overs. Shivam Dube scored a fifty before the defending champions got bowled out for 126. Earlier, Liam Livingstone smashed 60 off 32 balls, while Shikhar Dhawan (33) and Jitesh Sharma (26) chipped in with useful contributions to help Punjab score 180 for 8 in 20 overs.
For CSK, Chris Jordon (2/23) Mukesh Choudhary (1/52), Dwayne Bravo (1/32), Ravindra Jadeja (1/34), and Dwaine Pretorius (2/30) were among the wickets. CSK gave away only 71 runs in the back-10 with a lot of credit going to their troika of overseas pacers — Pretorius, Bravo, and Jordan. All three players used variations to good effect, strangling the opposition batters in the final overs.
Liam Livingstone opens up about his turnaround
Livingstone gets the Player-of-the-Match trophy for his all-round contribution!
“Struggled with RR as well last year. Nice to have a performance like this. Bowling is something I really enjoy. Something I’ve spent a lot of time on. Been nice to contribute. Hopefully, as the tournament goes on, my spin comes into play.”
Mayank heaps praise on debutants
“Vaibhav was with us a couple of years back .. saw the talent there. He’s different, he’s young and has got some good skills. With Jitesh, Anil Bhai had seen him when he was in MI. He said we’ve got to get this kid. He’s got good intentions. The standout thing about him is his attitude,” says Mayank.